Foreigner: 4

Artikkelnr.: MFSL 1-343

Mobile Fidelity - Audiophile Recording - 180g LP. Nummerert!

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Mobile Fidelity

#1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero"

Want to be a juke box hero? Here´s your chance. Featuring Mutt Lange´s spotless production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigner´s most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy. It´s an album that demands to be experienced in the highest-possible fidelity.

 

Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, our 180g LP presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes what´s heard on all prior versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as "Urgent," "Night Life," and "Woman In Black," the record benefits from a sonic facelift that opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the soundstage, dials in a clear path to the instrumental images, and erases the ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramm´s superhuman vocals. For the first time, Lange´s obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid glory.

Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DC´s Back In Black, Lange uses his magic touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of riffs of his career, shared a the producer´s sentiment for discipline, efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like "Break It Up," pianos and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits like the wildly funky "Urgent," sent to new heights by Walker´s dazzling saxophone solo, and the touching "Waiting for a Girl Like You," a crossover smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.

Simply stated, 4 has everything: Rowdy frustration-releasing cuts, fiery rock n´ roll tunes, heartfelt torch songs, and synth-drenched pop numbers. The playing throughout positively smokes, as the one-two punch of Gramm and Jones lands with both emotional and musical impact every time. There´s not a single wasted note. And, reduced to a quartet, Foreigner seems bent on making more with less, just as Lange does with the polished production. This is 42 minutes of hard-rocking bliss.

4 
Artist Foreigner
Tittel
Sjanger Pop / rock
Mastret av Krieg Wunderlich at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Format Vinyl - 180g
Antall plater 1
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity
Utgivelsesdato 1981 / 2013
Platenummer MFSL 1-343
Spilletid  
Diverse Nummerert!
Opplag Begrenset opplag
4
Nr SIDE 1
01       Night Life 
02 Juke Box Hero 
03 Break It Up 
04 Waiting For A Girl Like You 
05 Luanne 
Nr SIDE 2
01 Urgent 
02 I'm Gonna Win 
03 Woman In Black 
04 Girl On The Moon 
05 Don't Let Go